It takes more than great food and fairy dust to give our customers the magical experience we’re famous for. Bring us the right passion, fun and flair and you’ll enjoy some of the best training in the business. From Waitress to Restaurant Manager, you’ll get to explore your potential, develop your talents, and learn new ones along the way. It’s all about serving up a slice of the action and creating successful future for us all.
Pizzaiolo in training
As a Trainee Pizzaiolo you’ll receive highly practical training from the moment you join us. You’ll learn all about our menu, the ingredients we use, and how to make dough for example. We’ll take you through the training plan step by step, which usually takes around 4-6 weeks.Then, as a Pizzaiolo, you’ll be invited to attend our internal courses at the Training Academy. Just some of the things you’ll learn here are food safety, dough management and controlling kitchen costs.
Manager in training
Our Restaurant Management training programme is restaurant-based and highly practical, giving you a perfect understanding of how to implement brilliantly and run your own restaurant your own way. Over the course of 7 weeks, the programme will see you follow your very own personal training plan. Tailored precisely to your needs, this plan will make sure that you spend this time building on your existing experience, allowing you to develop your own management style. It will offer you the opportunity to complete internal courses on anything from people management to licensing regulations, as well as the chance to study for industry-recognised qualifications.
Furthermore, you will shadow established managers in a number of different restaurants, giving you first-hand experience of how the job is done day-to-day and different management styles. By spending some time training with chefs in the kitchen, you will also learn about how we create our unique products, and see how PizzaExpress gets the best out of cooking with fresh ingredients. Throughout your training, you will receive full pay as well as constant support from our dedicated management training team and your Operations Manager.
However, your training won’t grind to a halt once you graduate the programme (complete with certificates, streamers, the full works). We’ll be sure to help you continue your professional development throughout your whole career with PizzaExpress, wherever it takes you.
It’s not just our customers who benefit from our generosity of spirit. We care about people – our customers feel it in the atmosphere of our restaurants, and you will feel it in a benefits package that helps provide for a healthy and balanced lifestyle, both inside and outside of work.
5 day week
We place emphasis on work / life balance. As such, you will only be required to work a 5 day week.
Our excellent holiday scheme rewards your loyalty and hard work by increasing your entitlement with your length of service.
Dine out with your friends and family at PizzaExpress and not only will you enjoy a great meal, you’ll also receive 50% off.
Food allowance on shift
We won’t ever let you go hungry! You will enjoy PizzaExpress food during your meal breaks.
We are one of the first F&B company that offer 5 days paternity leave to our staff.
Medical and dental insurance
You will enjoy our medical and dental insurance upon you passing your probation.